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. you essentially told the federal government, back off, we can take care of our own prisons. and yet the whole reason for the federal lawsuit against california was that you weren't taking care of the prisons, the health care in the prisons was inadequate. there were too many inmates in there. >> yep. >> are you saying, go away, federal government, we've cured it? >> we spent a lot of money. california now spends over $15,000 per inmate on health care. the average in prisons is about $5,000. we're spending three times more. we weren't doing that ten years ago. so we're throwing massive amounts of money hiring psychiatrists, doctors or raising their salaries. we're building magnificent state-of-the of art hospitals. we're doing a hell of a lot and people are saying, nothing's happening. what to you mean nothing's happening? we've gone from 300 million to over 2 billion. every year. this is money. it's just really drives me crazy when people say, oh, you haven't done anything. should we cut the colleges more and pump it into the prisons? we are giving health care that i would venture t
's not progressive. it is bad politics. it's bad for the people. it's bad governing. i'm not going to go back and do that. i think you are going to hear the governor make this time and again that we want these programs, but if it's not long-term sustainable money, we shouldn't be spending it. >> since you're talking about long-term projects, john, he still wants the water tunnels. he still wants high-speed rail. how realistic are those goals given that there's so much uncertainty in the future? >> yeah. it's going to be fascinating. i mean, one of the things we got out of this speech is the split personality of jerry brown in a way. he's a guy who says, i'm tight-fisted, i'm going to watch every nickel. we're not going to spend too much money. then he says we're going to spend billions of high-speed rail and a water project through the delta. i think the water project is the first big hurdle here in sacramento. he's got to convince people about those underground tunnels that would go around the delta. that there's enough habitat restoration. a big fight with environmentalists. on high-speed rail, it
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